It’s a story of choices, and a journey that is pivotable to the lives of many of the characters, and their fate. This is one of those books that grabs you from the start and pulls you in. I’m a big fan of this author! Compelling! Breathtaking! An emotional rollercoaster. Un-put-downable! -Amazon Review
Serenade of Souls:
The Tokyo Trilogy, part III
In “Serenade of Souls“, the final installment of The Tokyo Trilogy, most of the love stories started in the previous volumes reach their suspenseful conclusions.
Another five years have went by, and Shoko is now the oyabun, or clan head, of the Hashimoto family. Her attempts to revamp and rebrand the crime syndicate as a slick and modern corporation meet with resistance, and unrest is brewing within her organization as a conspiracy to topple her is unfolding.
Linda for her part is back in Tokyo, but she now faces competition in her attempts to win back Tanaka’s heart. She confides in Ai, her old colleague from The Library, who in turn gets back in touch with her ex-boyfriend, Ryo, whom she broke up with in volume one.
Finally, Shoko is not only faced with an insurrection, she also has to make a choice between her two former roommates, Kenji and Masayoshi, who are both vying for her romantic attention.
Be sure to also check out Books 1 and 2 in this fabulous trilogy!
About the Author
Jakob Halskov has a university degree in Japanese and has also studied Korean. After first visiting Japan and Korea in 1995, he has travelled extensively in both countries and is deeply fascinated by their cultures and languages. He has even lived in Tokyo for a couple of years, working for a Japanese company on a local contract. These experiences and interests have propelled him and provided the inspiration and motivation for writing novels set in the Far East. As his day job, Jakob works as an IT specialist in a larger Danish company. He is married, has two kids and lives in the Copenhagen area.
According to reliable sources, Jakob started typing up everything from train timetables to Donald Duck dialogues on the old family typewriter when he was only 7 years old in the early 80s. In the late 90s, he struggled hard to learn how to write the almost 2,000 Chinese characters used in modern Japanese (“kanji”) and experienced a bit of a breakthrough when he was finally able to read his first Murakami Haruki novel in the original language at the end of his university language training.
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